Litespeed F
Litespeed F
Litespeed F
Litespeed F
Litespeed F
Litespeed F
Litespeed F
Litespeed F
Litespeed F
Litespeed F
Litespeed F
Litespeed F

Litespeed F

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Light-year. The distance traveled by light in a single year; the time it takes for design to evolve to a next step.
What can be said about larger but lighter, lighter but stronger? Of course it can be done. We’ve done it over and over again, but does there come a time when the bar can’t be raised?
No, there are always improvements to be made, new ways of thinking, new materials, and processes to exploit. As we’ve said – the performance benchmark for a fly reel is retrieve rate per ounce. If you haven’t thought about it before, think about it now: there’s no downside to high retrieve rate other than extra weight.
As an example, consider the 2021 Gen 6 Litespeed: CNC machined with material distributed artfully along critical load paths, stable and strong, so light you might forget it’s there, but beautiful enough to make you remember it is.
The art of the fly reel derives from the science of the fly reel, but at the end of the day both art and science, when held in balance, serve to make us smile.

LSF – The LSF is the freshwater version of the new Litespeed. The chassis is based on the conical system found in our other reels with the addition of a click stop drag knob and a unique spring set that creates a linear progression of torque with very fine resolution at the light end of its range. LSF spool and frame architecture is super-arbor in scale for high retrieve, but spare and open to promote line drying and, of course, reduce weight.

Available in Whiskey and Fuego.

SIZE DIAMETER WIDTH WEIGHT ROD WEIGHT LINE BACKING CAPACITY
-3+ 3.50" 0.90" 3.4 oz 2.3.4 WF4 75 yds 20#
-5+ 3.75" 1.00" 3.60 oz 4.5.6 WF6 125 yds 20#
-7+ 4.00" 1.00" 4.4 oz 6.7.8 WF8 180 yds 20#
  • Ultra Large Arbor Format
  • Lightest yet largest diameter Litespeed to date
  • Space frame construction – Exceptional Strength-to-Weight Ratio
  • Re-engineered seals – Enhanced reliability and waterproofing
  • Indexing click drag knob
  • Made in the USA
  • Weight: 0.8 lbs
  • Dimensions: 6 × 6 × 4 in

Customer Reviews

Based on 7 reviews
71%
(5)
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29%
(2)
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P
P.S.
Exceptional in every way

This reel is exceptional in every way... Particularly the cost, which is totally out of line. I own 6 older Litespeed reels and I love them! It breaks my heart the iconic Litespeed was redesigned. The older Litespeeds are in my opinion every bit as good and arguably better than this one is in every way, including visual appeal. If you can find them, older Litespeed reels (which are arguably better in every way) are over a $100 less than this new one is. However, this new Litespeed is lighter than the older Litespeed reels and Lamson claims they're "stronger", though I haven't put them to the test, the new Litespeed certainly doesn't feel as solid as the old ones do. I really like the whiskey color though... It is beautiful and it compliments the wood reel seat on my fly rod nicely. The whiskey color reel will also probably be a collectors item as well which is the only reason I dropped $500+ for this overpriced line holder.

S
Sean
Beauty

This reel belongs on the water. It makes you want to use it. Great looks and perfect function.

J
Justin Pickett
Great Reel

If you're weighing your 3wt reel before you fish with it, then it's highly likely that you need to spend more time actually fishing.

C
Carsten
Wrong weight

Functional it´s the best Lamson Reel I got in my hands till now and the best pick in the creek rod class for me.
The 3+ is offered as the benchmark for retrieve rate per ounce with a weight of 3,10oz.
But in reality it´s 3,41oz. Strange how this can happend on one of the main selling Points of this reel !?
I contact the support, but no change on the webside.
Leaves me back with a very mixed feel on this reel.

Carsten, thank you very much for the feedback on the weights. The original weights published on our website are preproduction weights based on computer models and although in most cases they are pretty accurate, in this case they were clearly not. We've updated all of the LSF pre-production weights on the site to physical weights. Thank you for calling our attention to the issue.

M
Maurizio Patane'
Exceptional reel

Congratulations, great job !!! received yesterday morning the Litespeed F 3+ Whiskey, a true work of art, it seems tailor-made to be mounted on my SAGE Trout LL, truly a perfect match, I wanted to try it immediately in the water, perhaps with a nice fish attached but, unfortunately, due to rain and swollen and dirty rivers I will have to wait a few days, so when dry the clutch seems very sweet and progressive, great thing when fishing with fine lines, the reel finishes are stellar, what can I say? The top to 360°

PS; I apologize for my bad English

Customer Reviews

Based on 7 reviews
71%
(5)
0%
(0)
29%
(2)
0%
(0)
0%
(0)
P
P.S.
Exceptional in every way

This reel is exceptional in every way... Particularly the cost, which is totally out of line. I own 6 older Litespeed reels and I love them! It breaks my heart the iconic Litespeed was redesigned. The older Litespeeds are in my opinion every bit as good and arguably better than this one is in every way, including visual appeal. If you can find them, older Litespeed reels (which are arguably better in every way) are over a $100 less than this new one is. However, this new Litespeed is lighter than the older Litespeed reels and Lamson claims they're "stronger", though I haven't put them to the test, the new Litespeed certainly doesn't feel as solid as the old ones do. I really like the whiskey color though... It is beautiful and it compliments the wood reel seat on my fly rod nicely. The whiskey color reel will also probably be a collectors item as well which is the only reason I dropped $500+ for this overpriced line holder.

S
Sean
Beauty

This reel belongs on the water. It makes you want to use it. Great looks and perfect function.

J
Justin Pickett
Great Reel

If you're weighing your 3wt reel before you fish with it, then it's highly likely that you need to spend more time actually fishing.

C
Carsten
Wrong weight

Functional it´s the best Lamson Reel I got in my hands till now and the best pick in the creek rod class for me.
The 3+ is offered as the benchmark for retrieve rate per ounce with a weight of 3,10oz.
But in reality it´s 3,41oz. Strange how this can happend on one of the main selling Points of this reel !?
I contact the support, but no change on the webside.
Leaves me back with a very mixed feel on this reel.

Carsten, thank you very much for the feedback on the weights. The original weights published on our website are preproduction weights based on computer models and although in most cases they are pretty accurate, in this case they were clearly not. We've updated all of the LSF pre-production weights on the site to physical weights. Thank you for calling our attention to the issue.

M
Maurizio Patane'
Exceptional reel

Congratulations, great job !!! received yesterday morning the Litespeed F 3+ Whiskey, a true work of art, it seems tailor-made to be mounted on my SAGE Trout LL, truly a perfect match, I wanted to try it immediately in the water, perhaps with a nice fish attached but, unfortunately, due to rain and swollen and dirty rivers I will have to wait a few days, so when dry the clutch seems very sweet and progressive, great thing when fishing with fine lines, the reel finishes are stellar, what can I say? The top to 360°

PS; I apologize for my bad English